In taking a look at the latest news and trends related to education in Santa Barbara County, it’s clear that there is an impressive breadth and depth of learning opportunities here in town. From the readers and writers workshop model to incorporating mindfulness practices, social-emotional learning, Latin studies, highly experiential learning, and meshing digital design with fine art traditions, educators are working hard to develop strategies that work for the ways individual students learn best.
This special section was developed by asking the issue’s sponsors to suggest story ideas based on people, projects, or trends that they’re excited about in their schools and organizations. From that list, we selected stories that represent a wide variety of learning experiences in Santa Barbara and produced the editorial content independently.
We hope you enjoy it and learn something new about learning!
African Adventures for Laguna Blanca’s Zack Moore
AHA!’s Peace Builders Put Social-Emotional Education First
Bodhi Path Offers Enlightened View of Technology
Fielding Grad Mallory Price Leads for Literacy
Providence Launches Innovative Design Program
Raising S.B.’s Next Generation of Teachers
Saint Therese Academy Provides a Latin Advantage
SBCC Auto Tech Gears Up For The Future
SBCC Brings the World to the Kitchen
S.B. Middle School Brings Its Best to the Table
The Joy of Experiential Learning at Crane School
The Montessori Method’s Many Success Stories
Unplugged Yet Connected at Midland School
Leslie Dinaberg is currently the editor in chief of Touring & Tasting magazine. She spent the last 11 years as managing editor of Santa Barbara Seasons, has also edited national business and college student magazines, and writes regularly for a number of publications. Leslie has also authored three nonfiction children’s books and is the coauthor of Hometown Santa Barbara: The Central Coast Book, an insider’s guide to her hometown. See lesliedinaberg.com or follow her on Instagram (@LeslieSDinaberg) and Twitter (@lesliedinaberg).
Click here to read this story as it originally appeared in the Santa Barbara Independent on November 7, 2019. SB Independent Schools of Thought Insert 11.7.19